Job Posting

Student Research Assistant – Spring 2020

Social Cognition and Addiction Neuroscience Laboratory - Department of Psychological Sciences

Position Information


Researchers at the University of Missouri’s SCAN lab are currently conducting a study entitled Risk and Protective Factors of Alcohol Use Among College Students that examines risk and protective psychosocial and behavioral factors for alcohol use among college students. During this study, participants complete a battery of questionnaires and a set of computerized laboratory-based tasks/games.

The researchers are looking for a volunteer, part-time student Research Assistant (RA) to assist with data collection for this study. The RA will work closely with Jorge Martins (graduate student) and be involved in data collection, including administration of surveys and behavioral tests. This kind of experience is invaluable for students considering graduate school in Psychology, Neuroscience, Biology, Medicine, or other health professions.

Key activities
+ Data collection
+ Literature searches and literature reviews
+ Data management and organization

Required Skills

+ Minimum academic standing of sophomore
+ Minimum 3.00 GPA
+ Experience with Word and Excel
+ Basic computer skills
+ Interest in cognitive psychology, neuroscience, or alcohol research

Preferred Qualifications

+ Previous research experience

Faculty Mentor or Sponsor

Other Comments

How to apply: Send an email to to request the Student Research Assistant Spring 2020 Application.
+ Applicants should provide an updated resume or transcript with the completed RA application.
+ Student RAs may be able to earn PSYCH 2950/4950 credit.

We encourage students to include a resume or transcript when e-mailing a faculty mentor to apply for a posted position.